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Okto Festival Ale | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: German Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Classified as a German Altbier by the Widmer Brothers; brewed with an (ale) Alt yeast strain.

availability: early Aug. - late Oct.
bitterness : 28 IBU
original gravity: 13.5° PLATO

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
184
Ratings:
500
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
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11
Gots:
37
Trade:
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2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look is a bit clearer than most Octoberfests. Above average Marzen smell.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A very pretty and extremely clear orange hued light brown with blonde highlights. Only a very small and quickly fleeting white film of a head.

S- Surprisingly the noble hops shine through in this one. Also in the mix come nuts, spice (nutmeg), overripe fruit, earth and bread. Smells like October.

T- Bready malts (vienna and munich) shine through with a little taste of hops. Pretty clean, brisk and refreshing.

M- Medium to Medium-low in both body and carbonation this seems right on for the style and complements the flavors well.

D- This one is an easy drinking beer with nothing overly exciting. It is a solid beer and the best I've had from Widmer so far.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dull orange pour, 1/2" off white head. Average retention. Aroma was mild sweetened malt grain stuff.

Taste was smooth, hopping low, mild nuttiness. A little bit of caramel mouthfeel.

Slow smooth ride on this one, nothing jumping, nothing off flavored.

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not bad, but really not special at all. generic, even for these guys, who usually do pretty well with flavor in conventional styles. this one is a bit watered down for me, not a whole lot of the rich caramel german malt i like in the style, and its not lagered, yet i think it has a pretty similar grain base to the marzen beers of the season. usually i would be all for that, but it just has not much flavor, and it finishes with a strange metallic tang that obviously doesnt belong. i do get a hint of citrus there, and then the bittering hops on top of the grain, but the whole thing is just too light for my tastes, especially this time of year. carbonation is on point, but it has no body and that hurts it for me. the ale yeast adds nothing, and im left pretty underwhelmed on the whole.

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Okto Festival Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 500 ratings